If you have been waiting with bated breath to travel to Europe again, we have a great piece of news for you. The European Union has agreed to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated tourists with an ‘approved’ jab. Europe will soon release a list of countries that it considers safe to travel to and from Europe. Europe is all set to reopen as early as next week and tourists from vaccinated countries stand a high chance to be able to travel to Europe very soon.
Europe Will Welcome Tourists Who Have Taken Approved Jabs
The European countries will welcome travellers who have been fully vaccinated with an approved jab either by the European Medicines Agency or by the World Health Organization. That means travellers who are fully vaccinated Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, and Sinopharm vaccines may be allowed into the region. Covaxin, Covishield, or Sputnik V – Are you wondering which vaccine should you take to travel to Europe? Every travel enthusiast in India should take vaccine.
We welcome the @EUCouncil agreement on updating the approach to travel from outside the EU.
— European Commission (@EU_Commission) May 19, 2021
The European Nations Can Make Changes In Guidelines In Case Of COVID-19 Emergency
The European Union has maintained that all 27 member states will have full freedom to change the travel measures. Countries could ask for mandatory COVID-19 negative test reports and quarantines for tourists from specific nations with a high caseload. However, the nations can also put an emergency brake on travel, should a COVID-specific emergency arise.
— European Travel Commission (ETC) (@ETC_Corporate) May 18, 2021
Conclusion: Indian citizens who have taken the Covishield vaccine could potentially visit Europe soon. However, you will have to wait for the final list of safe countries before packing your bags. As a matter of fact, India is seeing a mounting number of cases each day. With the overwhelmed medical system, any relaxation even in domestic travel could increase the number of fatalities. Most states in India are under partial lockdown with limited movements.